Obstacle Course, Hill Climb, and Coal Chute! - Top Truck Challenge 2013
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The Obstacle Course begins with a shockingly tall and long slippery hill
descent known as the "first hill" and it ends with a nasty dogleg gully
that's tantalizingly close to the finish line. In between is a treasure
trove of terror. The "lower section" forces competitors to navigate a
360-degree turn through three deep water holes and sand. From there,
competitors travel up a hill to the "upper section" that includes a
deceiving off-camber U-turn (known as "U-turn Hill"), two deep water holes,
and numerous tight turns. This event has a 10-minute time limit, but speed
is the enemy. This is because the course is marked with numerous cones and
each one hit adds 20 seconds to the overall time. If all four tires of a
rig travel outside a cone the rig is disqualified at that point. Safety
violations net a whopping two-minute penalty. Clearly, accuracy is the key
to success in the Obstacle Course.
Think back to those hillclimbs you've done in your 4x4. Yeah, the TTC Hill
Climb isn't like that. The Hill Climb is built specifically for TTC, it's
approximately 600 feet in length and it has an average angle of
approximately 60 degrees. It twists and turns as it winds through the
poison oak and it's peppered with strategically-placed deep holes and dirt
hills. Yes, we added hills to our Hill Climb. The Hill Climb is loose,
steep, and unpredictable. Naturally, we don't let drivers see it before
they run it because that would ruin the surprise. The Hill Climb rewards
those who can think on-the-fly and punishes those who are thinking about
the next event. We allowed each competitor 5 minutes to tackle the hill and
during that time they could stop, reverse, or winch. If a competitor
exceeded the time limit, traveled out of bounds, or violated a safety rule
they were disqualified at that point.
The Mini Rubicon, a staple of Top Truck for years, was a brutal event that
forced competitors to fight for every inch of forward progress. It was
tough and unforgiving. We wanted something tougher. So, for 2013 we
replaced the Mini Rubicon with the awe-inspiring Coal Chute. This event
uses a newly developed area (Rock Rash Ridge) at the Hollister Hills SVRA
that contains an amazing collection of man-made obstacles. Naturally, we
tweaked it to make it exclusive to Top Truck. Our mind-bending course was
approximately 525 feet in length, and included steep walls in excess of 7
feet tall and jumbles of rocks and cement tubes. We even brought in a water
truck and created a waterfall on the final cement climb. The course was
broken into four distinct sections. We threw competitors a curve ball and
allowed them to skip one of the two first sections. However, we penalized
each competitor 10 minutes if they bypassed the first section and 6 minutes
if they bypassed the second section. Strategy was a major player at this
event. There was a 20-minute time limit and safety violations netted a
two-minute penalty. If two of the vehicles tires traveled outside of the
cones the competitor was disqualified at that point.
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2011 Lexus ISF Nitrous Oxide System Install - Gearhead Garage!
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2001 Formula Stock motor doing wheelie
Took my 2001 Formula to the track, its got an SS4000 converter, QA1
Suspension, and 3.73 gears. I broke two 10 bolts in 2 weeks, so I put a
Moser 12 bolt in it. Suspensions is set up amazing, and for a stock motor,
stock manifolds and stock cats, its running very well, and pulling the
tire(s?) about 5" for 8 ft or so.
wcm pro stock 1/4 scale test run
1/4 scale Pro Stock custom built with 90cc Solo motor and quick change rear
end, this was the first few runs down the track before making some
changes.. Keep your eyes out for our next few videos running this car on Nitrous.
My Sons First Project Car - 1987 Pontiac Trans Am
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I've been looking for a car for my son for a while now. He wanted
something that he could fix up and keep for years. His dream car was a
third generation trans am and that's exactly what we found. It's going to
be a bit of a project, but that's what we wanted anyway. We plan to restore
and modify the car and film videos of the progress along the way. The car
is a 1987 Pontiac Trans Am with the LG9 5.0 TPI V8. The previous owner
already added headers, a cold air induction setup, aftermarket distributor
and coil, 2500 stall converter, TCI servos in the tranny, drag shocks,
subframe connectors, boxed control arms, and more. Overall, we think it's a
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2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6 Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
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TNT nitrous launch
Jason Warren launching his 355 LT1 on a 250 shot of TNT Nitrous with a TH400, 12 bolt, and BMR stock
suspension. Jason was the trailblazer for 4th Gen fbody bumper dragging
with an actual street car. http://www.speedengineeringandDyno.com
See this car make a clean pass on this same channel.
920 horsepower Firebird Acceleration
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DT records a 1988 Pontiac Firebird with 920 horsepower and 910 ft-lbs of
torque at Cars & Coffee.
Here are the specs:
'88 Pontiac Formula Firebird
400 cid SBC with a single 76mm turbo
920 hp and 910 ft-lbs at 18 psi Boost (engine Dyno)
T56 trans with Strange Engineering 12 bolt rear axle
Formula 43 RAD14 18" 3 piece wheels (made in Livonia Michigan)
Bilstein shocks/struts; Hotchkis & BMR suspension bits